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2008-09-10 15:00:17

2 quarts of clams 1/4 pound salt pork (see note) 2 cups of finely cubed potatoes 1 large onion, chopped 1 tablespoon of flour Reserved clam juice plus enough water to make 2 cups 1 teaspoon of thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 2 cups of milk 2 cups of heavy cream 3 tablespoons of butter Open clams and reserve the juice. Cut salt pork into a fine dice, then chop it. Cook pork over low heat in a large kettle until it begins to brown. Add...


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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